Life is in a constant state of transition. It is transitioning before we know it most of the time. But what I want to talk about to today is when your life is in major transition. The obvious kind. That has been my life for a while now. Having recently become a mother, this is what you would expect. But recently I have been experiencing some other unexpected changes and transitions in my life. Here’s what I know: 1. Eventually, change can bring about something better, 2. Change is scary, and 3. This time of transition can also be a time of transformation if I remain open. Have you ever been stuck in a pattern or cycle that is clearly not working for you but it’s not easy to remove yourself from the cycle to explore new ways? Well, sometimes life has a way of thrusting into a situation in which you have to sink or swim. This is scary but this is what leaving the cycle feels like. “Just keep swimming”. My mantras right now are “fearless” and “say yes”. Fear makes me want to say “no” and “I can’t”. Fearlessness is looking my fear in the face, acknowledging its presence and then sidestepping it and saying YES to the possibilities in front of me. Not all YESes will turn into the solutions I need but every YES will keep me moving, keep me engaged in positive empowerment, and will eventually get me where I need to be. NO will bring me back to the old cycle. And soon, I will be right where I am now, wishing I could do something different. So, transition found me but I can welcome it and I can be transformed.